Petite star Jessica Simpson was criticized for her weight while pregnant with her two children, but the designer said she didn’t pay attention.
“I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant,” Jessica told Redbook magazine, which features the “Fashion Star” judge on its cover.
“It’s ridiculous and unfair,” Jessica continued. “I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”
But, Jessica did listen when she was chastised in the press for wearing high-waisted jeans, dubbed “mom jeans.”
“What’s so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now,” she said. “What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans…what woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?”
In the new interview, Jessica also addressed her upcoming marriage to Eric Johnson, and how she plans to keep it healthy.
“I’ve learned that sometimes love is not enough,” the star, who was previously married to Nick Lachey, said. “You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it’s not necessarily enough. I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating even when it’s the last thing you want to do. I have to admit, it doesn’t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I’ve ever seen and he looks amazing naked!”
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